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Possible security breach on TW?? Need some help.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by sparklegrease, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Aug 10, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    sparklegrease

    sparklegrease [OP] Baller Outrageous

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    So I just got an email from a complete stranger with a pic of my truck I posted today on TW. The subject simply said Hmmm. Strange and unnerving. :eek:
    I've never had a problem with this site before and was wondering if one of you guys knew anything about this sort of thing happening before. I'd hate to pull out of this site, but it kind of freaked me out. Any ideas?
     
  2. Aug 10, 2010 at 8:26 PM
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    CopDoctor

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    that would freak me out too! never heard of anything like that. do you use the same password for your email accounts/TW? is your email known to a lot of people? ie facebook, etc?
     
  3. Aug 10, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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    dexterdog

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    What was the security breach? Your email addy?
     
  4. Aug 10, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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    sparklegrease

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    Nothing. It was the pic I posted, sent from an iPhone with the title that said "Hmm" from someone named Dawn. The email was sleepdrummer4@gmail.com. I have no idea who that is.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    BakoTruck

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    I usually don't open e-mails with a subject line like that. Needs to be a better subject line, and something I can understand, and a familiar address.
    Don't want to open it up and risk a virus.
     
  6. Aug 10, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    I'd have to say that TW is def one of the more secure sites out there. The gallery isn't private, if someone found a pic of your truck and had your email it's very feasible that they downloaded it or linked to it and emailed you.

    Please PM one of us so we can look into it further if necessary.
     
  7. Aug 10, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    I'm trying to figure out where it came from. I'm very particular about where my info goes, so my email and my Facebook are the only places my email are used and w 2 totally different passwords. Best I can figure is it got picked up through here, but I was just trying to get some info so I can figure out the source of the problem. Not trying to freak anyone else out.
     
  8. Aug 10, 2010 at 8:37 PM
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    Dawn Miller-Coyle is her name...facebook will get you in trouble
     
  9. Aug 10, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    Too late :( lol

    We should just pretend that he meant to ask young question about your awesome Tacoma pic and accidentally hit send after importing the picture without the message
     
  10. Aug 10, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    haha..kinda like 2 weeks ago how some random dude linked pics of my tacoma to his facebook and facebook profile picture claiming it was his truck:rolleyes:
     
  11. Aug 10, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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    Shall we all super spam his email?
     
  12. Aug 10, 2010 at 8:43 PM
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    Damn. Thanks for the help guys.
     
  13. Aug 10, 2010 at 8:46 PM
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    :goingcrazy:
     
  14. Aug 10, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    haha i once found a website where you can input someones email and it will send crap loads of spam to it. idk what the point was but it seems useful here
     
  15. Aug 10, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    find it quick!!! haha lets all give him a nice full inbox
     
  16. Aug 10, 2010 at 8:59 PM
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    Hahah! Glad to know the TacomaWorld Mafia has my back. Hah. I did a little more research on the stuff you guys gave me (props to CopDoctor) and made some phone calls. Apparently, it's my cousin's creepy ass wife. He just got back off ship and was on his FB and showed her the pic. Why she thought it was totally normal to send me an empty email like that I'll never know. However, thank you to everybody for all the help and really sorry if I insulted the moderators or any one else. :(
    PLEASE DON'T SPAM HER EMAIL! Haha. Although a few "Here's that gay porn you requested(s)" never hurt any body. :D
     
  17. Aug 10, 2010 at 9:02 PM
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  18. Aug 10, 2010 at 9:06 PM
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    ahhh!!! Run!!
     
  19. Aug 10, 2010 at 10:21 PM
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    lol glad we figured it out, TW members got eachother's backs!
     
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